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Creating An Inviting Yard

I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

3 Landscape Projects To Increase Your Family's Use Of The Backyard

by Addison Washington

While spending time with family, friends, and coworkers at their own homes, you may notice that the backyard may not get used that often. This can happen for reasons such as a lack of features or the backyard needing a lot of upkeep and getting pushed to the side for other obligations.

If you are interested in seeing your family use the backyard on a regular basis and even feeling excited about inviting people over to spend time outside, you should work on the landscape. By hiring landscape professionals, you can make sure that your landscape projects are successful.


Making the backyard more accessible is one way that you will be able to encourage more frequent use. If your family is not able to reach certain features or spaces in the backyard without walking across dirt or grass, you may discourage them from visiting these areas that often. This is especially true during or after rainfall, as they may not want to walk across mud or wet grass. Adding pathways can improve your backyard.


Reducing upkeep can make a huge difference in your backyard because it will help you enjoy a beautiful and well-maintained space without having to do a lot of work. When you know that most of your time spent outside will be on recreational activities, you may go outside regularly.

If you are watering your plants manually, you can cut down on landscape upkeep in a major way by installing an irrigation system to water all your plants on a consistent basis. This does not have to get in the way of being outside either, as you can schedule the watering to happen overnight.


While reducing upkeep or adding pathways can get your family outside more often, you should not hesitate to try other methods that can also contribute such as improving beauty. A more visually-appealing backyard may lead to inviting friends and relatives on a more frequent basis.

This can happen because your spouse and children may feel excited for other people to see the backyard and what it has to offer in terms of beauty. Investing in native grass, flowers, shrubs, and trees will help you maintain an attractive backyard without a lot of effort required.

When you are determined to see your family using your property's backyard more often than they do currently, you will find that a few targeted landscape projects can give you great results. For more information about creating custom landscaping, contact a local landscaping company.